Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers
After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session
to make your own 3D object. Please register.
Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult.
Wednesday, June 6th, 3:00pm
Thursday, June 14th, 11:30am
Monday, June 18th, 5:00pm
Monday, June 25th, 5:00pm
Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room, Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm, June 12th-August 30th. Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Now that he is a certified therapy dog, Tucker is ready for his new adventure as a reading buddy for children. Please ...
Meets in the story hour room at 10am on the following Saturdays: April 14th and 28th/May 12th and 26th/June 9th and 23rd. Children will have the opportunity to explore a variety of sensory play experiences under the guidance of a certified Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language Pathologist. The professionals are available to assist parents and children with strategies to optimize positive social behavior in a group setting. We welcome children in all stages ...
Parents of children ages 4-grade 5 are invited to REGISTER their child/children for the C.H. Booth Library's Summer Reading Program. Parents/guardians must register themselves first, then add children to the family account. Logging and reporting begins on June 27th. Record all your reading online, but you must visit the library to redeem your rewards for reading.
Magician, Scott Jameson will kick off our summer reading program on June 27th at 1pm in the library meeting room. Free tickets for the afternoon performance will be available at the children's circulation desk on the morning of June 27th. For ages 4 and up.
Join Newtown resident and music educator Brad Peterson, Friday mornings at 11:30am in the library's meeting room on July 6th, July 13th and July 20th for an interactive music and movement program that features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.
For ages 2-6 with an ...
The 43rd Annual Summer Book Sale of the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library will be held from Saturday, July 7th to Wednesday, July 11th at the Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470. For more information, please visit the Friends page , or call the Library at (203) 426-4533.
Brad Peterson will teach children traditional songs from around the world, Monday, July 9th, July 16th and July 23rd at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. Participants will learn to play simple rhythms on authentic instruments such as the conga, axatse, shekere, goncoqui and many more. For ages 6-9. Register online
Children ages 3-5 who are ready to sit independently in a circle for 30 minutes are invited to join Mrs. Morin for drop-in story time on the following Monday mornings at 10:00am: July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th and August 6th. The program includes both fiction and non-fiction picture books, rhymes, interactive flannel boards and a simple craft. Parents are asked to remain in the children's department during the program.
Francine Wheeler will be teaching music and dance from around the world at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 6-9 on the following Wednesday afternoons: July 11th, July 18th, July25th and August 1st. Come join the fun with music, movement, and dances from Australia, Israel, Sweden and other cultures as well as American folk dance. Music games and lively party music too! No dance training necessary. Register online.
Join Mrs. Reilly for great books plus hands on science and art activities on the following Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm: July 12, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th. For ages 6-8. Dress for a mess. Register for each class you plan to attend.
Licensed falconer and wildlife rehabilitator, Christine Peyreigne brings a live animal program to the library on Thursday, July 12th at 3:30pm. Christine will bring a variety of birds and reptiles. Children will have the opportunity to touch the reptiles and observe them up close and personal. For ages 4 and up. Register online.
Thursday, July 19th, 10:30-11:30am
Award winning performers, Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel will share original songs and stories written with the young audience in mind. Keith's songs are brought to life through theatrical story telling and the virtuosity of Julliard trained flutist, Barbara Siesel. For children ages 2-5 with an adult partner. Register online.
Did you know you can buy a hand-painted decorative brick to benefit the library? Through July, these are available to view at the Avance Day Spa, located at The Village at Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Rd. in Newtown. You can even request a subject by calling Rosemary at 203 426-2226.
Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote will lead a series of programs on Tuesdays July 17-August 1 at 10 am in the story hour room, designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Each week she will review and reinforce a different early literacy skill. Register online for each class you wish to attend.
Create original 3D artwork using a variety of materials under the direction of artist Paula Brinkman on Tuesday, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 3:30 pm in the story hour room. Each week students will explore a new theme. For ages 7-10. Register online.
Magician Steve Woyce makes magic happen, Thursday, July 19th at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room, while sharing some amazing shark facts in this high-energy comedy magic show. For ages 4 and up. Register online.
Starting June 22nd. See display on second floor.
This is a fun way to (potentially) win prizes, just for reading books you enjoy. First, read the book; then fill out a brief review and pop it into a prize box. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be drawn in late August.